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Door knob removal-no visible screws

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  1. ellejay

    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    I want to remove the lose door knob in the photo but there are no visible screws. I was told by a staff member at Bunnings to just twist and it comes off, but I tried this and it doesn't come off. There doesn't seem to be any access from the latch side either. 20160824_102307.jpg
     
  2. Coota9

    Coota9 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Have tried twisting one side clockwise and the anti clockwise at the same time as I think the door knob will have a centre screw to hold them together..that's my guess
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    The gold plate will unscrew anti cllockwise releasing the handle, which should then come off leaving the plate and spindle.
     
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    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    We tried both of these, the screws are loose inside so trying to get the door knob off to tighten it. Very stubborn door knob. I'll post another photo in a sec.
     
  5. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    As DaveM said...unscrew the cover plate. Hardest part is getting a grip on it.

    There is a youTube video showing this.
    Yours might be different, but should get you started....

     
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    +1 for youtube.. there is a video for almost everything. I would use it four or five times a week I reckon. Not even sure how things got done before youtube
     
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    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much, we did look at that previously but it's not the same. We're renting the house out next week so will have to leave it for the maintenance guy to sort out. Really annoying door knob. :mad:
     
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    Username86 Well-Known Member

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    That's strange my last place had the exact same door knobs. Just had to hold the knob and turn the gold bit and it would come undone.
     
  9. Joynz

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    The 'Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Home Improvement' in my case. Brilliant. Covers all kinds of things, from building to curtain making to concreting. My copy is from 1988. (From a public library book sale)

    I also bought an older version from an op shop last year on household repair and maintenance - originally published in 1972. Needless to say, I ignore the advice on sawing asbestos. No safety warnings!

    But it does have advice on everything from repairing watches, typewriters, lighters, fountain pens etc in addition, to the usual house Reno information.

    I also really like the more recent 'Bunnings Warehouse Home Improvement Handy Hints'. Full of excellent and unusual hints.
     
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    Another suggestion - just in case it applies (copied from the Internet):

    Locate the hole on the doorknob shaft, insert a small flat-head screwdriver and press inward to release the doorknob. It will now pull easily out of place. If the hole is round and will not accommodate a screwdriver, insert a straightened wire clothes hanger, awl or ice pick into the hole and press inward.

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    Remove the rose cover -- the round metal piece that surrounds the shaft mechanism -- from the door by inserting a small flat-head screwdriver underneath the cover where it meets the door. Pry gently outward and the rose cover will slide off the shaft. Some rose covers -- also called rosettes -- feature a small opening to aid in removal. Inspect yours to see if an opening is present and use the opening for screwdriver insertion.

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    Remove the rose -- the round metal section behind the rose cover -- by inserting a screwdriver into one of the two screws and turning counterclockwise. Repeat for the remaining screw and the opposite door knob assembly will now pull easily out of the door.
     
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  11. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    Have you tried holding the door handle on one side still and unscrewing the backing plate on the other side ? I have a similar doorhandle and this works provided you try unscrewing the correct side. It works on one side but not the other side...
     
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    Thanks Joynz and Jacqui. We'll give both of those suggestions a try.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Have you looked at the knob from below - there may be a hex screw
     
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    citystar Well-Known Member

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    Just purchase a captive bolt pistol from your local hardware store and reenact how the villain removed the door knob from the movie No Country for Old Men.
     
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    Thanks guys, it's off now, just needed more elbow grease.
     
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    lol or a hacksaw.....only costs $20 for a new one at Bunnings when it finally does your head in
    :)
     
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    Aisle 14 in Bunnies -between the left handed screw drivers and cordless hammers.
     
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    Haha I accidentally locked myself out of the house once and my angle grinder was still out from some work I was doing earlier. Less than a minute.. back inside.
     
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